What are you listening to at the moment?

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I can't get enough of the latest Nokturnal Mortum album Verity, and this is one of my favorite songs from the album. It is infused with fiery pagan black metal, nice melodies and vocals and in-depth themes.

Nokturnal Mortum - Night of the Gods: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmvfuNQ ... rt_radio=1
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RaktaZoci wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:00 pm
I usually listen to classical while I write. Recently I found this, to me new, composer called Erik Satie. I very much enjoy this atmosphere.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fuIMye31Gw
Polyhymnia wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:18 am
Current 93's Thunder Perfect Mind album
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uid_zeWokw0
and its Nurse with Wound counterpart
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRx5UEChx5g
Not sure if you are familiar with these, but as a contract to the more noise-oriented NWW I would like to recommend this album instead:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pP5flx6MtA

And also the Thomas Ligotti period of C93:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxZpEFJhO6k
Excellent suggestions, thank you! I have not given either of these a good and thorough listen yet since the catalogues from both NWW and Current 93 are so vast and span so many different emotions that for me it is an event all on its own to listen to an album from front to back. Erik Satie is also new to me. That piece brings me much peace.
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Aranea wrote:
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:38 pm
Eurielle - City of The Dead
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VInr-cSNNU
What a beautiful voice.
Boreas wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:59 pm
I can't get enough of the latest Nokturnal Mortum album Verity, and this is one of my favorite songs from the album. It is infused with fiery pagan black metal, nice melodies and vocals and in-depth themes.

Nokturnal Mortum - Night of the Gods: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmvfuNQ ... rt_radio=1
This is great!
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Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:13 pm
Fucking Mess by Brainbombs

https://youtu.be/F7TVpAsu9hU
Whoa, thanks for the share. I love this.
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Kavi wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 2:53 pm
Polyhymnia wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 5:03 am
I'm still in crybaby mode so I only want to listen to music that makes me want to cry, so if anyone has any more recommendations for sad songs, I'll take them! I've been really into this song lately from :of wand and moon:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDFjvw_7Vks

Though neofolk tends to often have very nationalist themes, whether for shock imagery or not, I enjoy the sound. It's weird to me to think of some neofolk as some NSBM, but I suppose the idea of cultural superiority resonates with many groups.
Although many groups might have these ideas behind their music and many try creating a music to sound like "soundtrack for kali-yuga" I for one like at least some Finnish neofolk groups like Tervahäät. Some of their albums give this very "kurja" and "ankea" (miserable?) soundscape and even some songs have banjo in it which I find very funny.
I've lately listened quite alot of Kaarna's solo material (a member of Tervahäät). Was glad to find his records from Spotify.

I also enjoy neofolk sound and the vigorous spirit it usually carries. The ancestral spirits and the powerful connection to our (world, national, or perhaps even local) history is something I find rarely well presented in our cultures performance arts these days. I don't need to fall for the imbalance of cultural superiority as a hyperbole, instead I can just celebrate the connections a well made pieces of art can guide me towards and see what they mean to me. I think I'm better able to acknowledge my ancestral powers listening to these sorts of records and getting in touch with the side in me the records evoke. Seeing some grand mysteries in the pages of history is a recurring theme in neofolk and I usually interpret them as a sort of blood soaked mythology lacking the kind of idealism I want to carry. In the blood stained hands there are only animalistic hints of virtues that have not been fulfilled properly, but because they connect to our ancestrals and the shadow whole, the images can evoke very meaningful masks of the archetypal powers. From the spilled blood comes a thirst, which unquenched leaves one repeating the spilling of blood. From such repetition of the "crimes of our fathers" rises the need to cover the violent past with violent "righteousness". This is also the source where in my interpretation some part of the "kurja" and "ankea" (miserable) tones derive form.

EDIT: As Mars rules the day, here's a song I'd like to share: Joy of Life - Warriors Creed https://youtu.be/1IqiWIHylDU

"I have no parents:
I make the heavens and Earth my parents.

I have no home:
I make awareness my home.

I have no life or death:
I make the tides of breathing my life and death.

I have no divine power:
I make honesty my divine power.

I have no means:
I make understanding my means.

I have no magic secrets:
I make character my magic secret.

I have no body:
I make endurance my body.

I have no eyes:
I make the flash of lightning my eyes.

I have no ears:
I make sensibility my ears.

I have no limbs:
I make promptness my limbs.

I have no strategy:
I make "unshadowed by thought" my strategy.

I have no design:
I make "seizing opportunity by the forelock" my design.

I have no miracles:
I make right action my miracles.

I have no principles:
I make adaptability to all circumstances my principles.

I have no tactics:
I make emptiness and fullness my tactics.

I have no talents:
I make ready wit my talent.

I have no friends:
I make my mind my friend.

I have no enemy:
I make carelessness my enemy.

I have no armor:
I make benevolence and righteousness my armor.

I have no castle:
I make immovable mind my castle.

I have no sword:
I make absence of mind my sword."
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Been quite ill for a while, and realized that I am way past that age when recovery is quick and easy. These songs have together the ingredients of a sound and especially the moods that I find invigorating.

The Cure: Lullaby
Depeche Mode: Shake the Disease
Tim Cappello: I Still Believe
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obnoxion wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:13 pm
Been quite ill for a while, and realized that I am way past that age when recovery is quick and easy. These songs have together the ingredients of a sound and especially the moods that I find invigorating.
Get well soon! I have missed your wise words here and I believe I'm not the only one.
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Smaragd wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:21 pm
I don't need to fall for the imbalance of cultural superiority as a hyperbole, instead I can just celebrate the connections a well made pieces of art can guide me towards and see what they mean to me. I think I'm better able to acknowledge my ancestral powers listening to these sorts of records and getting in touch with the side in me the records evoke. Seeing some grand mysteries in the pages of history is a recurring theme in neofolk and I usually interpret them as a sort of blood soaked mythology lacking the kind of idealism I want to carry. In the blood stained hands there are only animalistic hints of virtues that have not been fulfilled properly, but because they connect to our ancestrals and the shadow whole, the images can evoke very meaningful masks of the archetypal powers. From the spilled blood comes a thirst, which unquenched leaves one repeating the spilling of blood. From such repetition of the "crimes of our fathers" rises the need to cover the violent past with violent "righteousness". This is also the source where in my interpretation some part of the "kurja" and "ankea" (miserable) tones derive form.

EDIT: As Mars rules the day, here's a song I'd like to share: Joy of Life - Warriors Creed https://youtu.be/1IqiWIHylDU [/quote[]

I very much enjoy your interpretation. Always such valuable insight.
Also that Joy of Life song really touched me.
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Boreas wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:18 pm
obnoxion wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:13 pm
Been quite ill for a while, and realized that I am way past that age when recovery is quick and easy. These songs have together the ingredients of a sound and especially the moods that I find invigorating.
Get well soon! I have missed your wise words here and I believe I'm not the only one.
Seconded!! Speedy recovery, Obnoxion. Your first two musical picks are two of my favourite songs of all time! I'm unfamiliar with the third, but will become acquainted shortly here.
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I'm listening to "catholic neo-folk" band Rose Rovine E Amanti and their album Demian, inspired by the novel of Hermann Hesse. Very impressive!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_7_hvCj_18
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Shameless self-presentation. I thought to give my latest album a spin and hail Master Lucifer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99Hi6-Bp1ro&t=1647s
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